Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Roses of Inspiration

I mentioned Stephanie starting a Link up party called Roses of Inspiration over at her blog The Enchanting Rose .  If you have time stop over and join in or check out some of the links from others who are joining in.

I would say 99% of my cards are made with someone in mind and I usually share who they are going to.  Today's card is going to my Secret Sister at Church.  I had never heard of this before at other churches I have attended over the years of our travels in the military but my church now has this program where you pick a name out of a bowl of another lady in the church and she has filled out a sheet with information about her life, family with an area to share prayer request that are urgent right now in her life and then things you can pray over the year for her.  We also share cards of encouragement and little gifts throughout the year.  I have such a hard time buying cards for my secret sisters throughout the year since I make my own but they would know it was me for sure if I were to give them one of mine, so since this Thursday is our reveal for the year 2014, I am finally able to make her a card and this is what I came up with and I think it is a perfect way to start out the Roses of Inspiration link up too :)

Anna Griffin -- Background die
Elizabeth Craft Designs -- Rose dies
DCWV -- Card base
Ribbon -- RAK
Craftaroo -- Rhinestones

I added a bit of chalk to give the roses a bit of color, her favorite colors are pink and blue and since you don't see many blue roses I went with all pink. After putting the rose together I added dimension with foam tape.

If you want to see what the others have done for the party check out Stephanie's blog HERE .

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by, I would love to hear what you think,



Debby Ray said...

Connie, your card is absolutely gorgeous. What a bless ing this will bring to your Secret Sister! Have a blessed Tuesday!

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Connie! Your card is really beautiful. I'm sure the recipient will love it. Have a wonderful day!

Mari said...

Connie...these are just beautiful! I have many friends that are card makers, and they bless me when they send me one :D blessings to you, mari

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful creation, Connie! I know your Secret Sister is going to love it :)

I hope you have fun participating in the Secret Sister's group - my church used to do it and it was always such a blessing.

Thank you so much for sharing this at Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy this wonderful Tuesday!

Ida said...

This is lovely. We did Secret Sister at our church this past year too. I make my cards (most of the time) as well so I can understand about not wanting to give away who you are by sending a card you've made. That die is so pretty and the roses are perfect.

Scrappy quilter said...

Lovely creation. I love making cards. Just got a new Cricut Explore for Christmas and can't wait to learn all that I need to learn so I can make even more cards.

Jan Tanis said...


That card you made is absolutely beautiful! I love it and I know your Secret Sister will be delighted with it when she receives it from you.

Jan ♥

Leslie Miller said...

What a lovely idea (Secret Sister) and an absolutely gorgeous card! It would be hard to not send hand-stamped cards, but it would sure reveal your identity. Beautiful, Connie!

Sara D.B. said...

This is a lovely, truly inspirational post for "Roses of Inspiration" and the card you made is just wonderful!
Wishing you a very happy new year 2015!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

A beautiful card!

Melanie said...

What a lovely card! I think the Secret Sister is a wonderful idea.

kitty said...

I love the idea of Secret Sisters! Your card is beautiful and I know will be greatly appreciated.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That card is beautiful! How fun to finally have a reveal! That is a great idea to have at church....I will have to mention it to our Ladies' Ministry leader!

Connie said...

Hi Connie, I am a first time visitor to your lovely blog. I saw the comment that you left on "Preferably Prim" and the fact that your name was Connie . . . well I had to pop over to say "Hello". I used to make cards all the time, but now I'm into sewing. I kind of take turns with my interests, but would like to get back to making cards. I know that my family and friends miss getting them in the mail :) It is always fun going to the mailbox and in among the bills and ads is a personal letter or card. You have inspired me with your delightful card. My two brothers both have birthdays this month so it is a great time to get back to it.
I am excited about finding your blog and see that we have a lot of mutual friends and followers. When I am finished typing this I am going to hit your follow button. Please come visit my blog. At the moment I am celebrating my 3 year blogging birthday with a Give-A-Way, so pop over and join the fun.
Your newest blogging sister,
Connie :)

Christine said...

What a wonderful card! It is always a blessing to receive encouragement!
So thank you for visiting and following as I am now following you too, thanks to Stephanie!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What a pretty card! I think anyone would be instantly cheered up to receive it!

ChristineCreations said...

A lovely design with the pretty roses and that gorgeous border! I’m sure your secret sister will love it when you do the reveal :)

Faye Henry said...

Oh, I love your card.. It is beautiful and I am sure she will love it.. Secret Sisters is so much fun.. I am now following you, too.. This is fun and Stephanie is great for hosting the linky party.. God bless.. xo

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a beautiful card, Connie. Know that your secret sister will be thrilled to receive it. And how fun for you to finally be able to make a card for her.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet idea to have a 'secret sister'! I'm sure it lifts the spirits to get a thoughtful little gift or card and know someone is thinking and praying for you <3 Your card is very lovely and I'm sure was greatly appreciated. xo Karen

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Connie
A great creative space today!
I just adore this rose card and how clever to use it for Stpahanie's linky party .. great work. Love your blog so have joined it :D
Thanks so much for sharing!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – my personal blog}